Tuesday 5th February 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Gipping Room - Grafton House. View directions

Contact: Ainsley Gilbert  01473 432510

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Unconfirmed Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 8 January 2019.


To Confirm or Vary the Order of Business


Declarations of Interest


E/18/48 Council Tax Long Term Empty Premium and Care Leavers Discount Premium pdf icon PDF 179 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Sophie Meudec


This report covers two proposed changes to Council Tax for 2019/20. The first is an increase in the premium charged for long term empty properties. The second is the introduction of a discount for care leavers. Both are proposed to take effect starting on the 1st April 2019.


E/18/49 Non-Domestic Rates - Retail Discount pdf icon PDF 575 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Sophie Meudec


This report sets out proposals to introduce a discretionary retail discount scheme for ratepayers occupying properties with a rateable value of less than £51,000 for each of the years 2019-20 and 2020-21.


E/18/50 Ipswich Local Development Scheme Review pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Carole Jones


The Council is legally required to prepare and maintain a local development scheme, which is the local planning authority’s work programme for the preparation of development plan documents. A full review of the Ipswich Local Development Scheme October 2015 is proposed to:

·         Reflect the fact that the Ipswich Local Plan was adopted in February 2017; and

·         Update the timetable for the preparation of the Local Plan Review being undertaken in alignment with neighbouring local planning authorities.

The review will also, for completeness, update the timetables for the preparation of outstanding supplementary planning documents; however this is not a statutory requirement of the Local Development Scheme. The report requests Executive’s approval of the proposed amendments to the October 2015 Local Development Scheme and authority to bring the revised Local Development Scheme into effect.

Additional documents:


E/18/51 Response to Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) consultation pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Alasdair Ross


Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) were created by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.


This report informs Executive of the outcome of the public consultation concerning the draft Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) and requests Executive decide the next steps. It also requests the adoption of an amendment to the Public Protection Enforcement Policy.

Additional documents:


E/18/52 Air Quality Action Plan pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Alasdair Ross


This report summarises the results of the Source Apportionment Study, the findings from the key stakeholder meetings, as well as the public and statutory consultation regarding the Draft Air Quality Action Plan. This forms part of the statutory process following declaration of a fifth and amendments to three of the Borough’s Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs).


The report proposes that the Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) is agreed in full, including the recommended measures. It should be noted that the AQAP is a live document and will be subject to relevant amendments and additions where required to ensure the document remains relevant in achieving the required objectives.

Additional documents:


E/18/53 Medium Term Financial Plan 2019/20 (including Budget 2019/20) pdf icon PDF 449 KB

Portfolio Holders – Councillor Martin Cook and Councillor David Ellesmere


This report presents the “Medium Term Financial Plan 2019/20” document, which includes the budget for 2019/20 and the provisional budget for future years.


Executive is requested to recommend that Council, on 27th February 2019, approves the “Medium Term Financial Plan 2019/20” document and in particular:


1)        General Fund – budget, savings, growth, fees and charges and Council Tax levels for 2019/20;

2)        Capital Programme – three year programme;

3)        Treasury Management and Reserve Levels.

Additional documents:


E/18/54 Ipswich Borough Council Cash Grants 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 193 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Sophie Meudec


This report details the proposed grant payments to voluntary and community sector groups for 2019/20.  Executive is asked to consider the recommendations for grants as set out in Appendix 1, and decide which grants should be approved.


E/18/55 Former Tooks Bakery Site Update pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Neil MacDonald


This report updates Executive on progress made since it resolved to appoint Handford Homes Limited as its development partner for the former Tooks Bakery site (report E/18/16).


E/18/56 Provision of Box Office Software pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Bryony Rudkin


This report details the work that has been carried out to procure a replacement box office ticketing provider.  Executive is asked to approve the recommendation to appoint a replacement box office ticketing provider.


Exclusion of Public

To consider excluding the public (including the Press) from the meeting during consideration of the following items under Regulation 21 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2000 as it is likely that if members of the public were present during these items there would be disclosure to them of exempt information falling within paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).



E/18/56 Provision of Box Office Software - Exempt Appendix

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Bryony Rudkin